Business Briefs


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – September 2020

Wind farm plan adds solar, battery energy storage Scout Clean Energy recently announced plans to add solar and battery storage components to a proposed wind farm it plans to build just south of the Tri-Cities in Benton County. The 600-megawatt wind farm south of Kennewick will combine wind energy, solar energy and battery energy storage…


Business Briefs – September 2020

Tri-City tech plays starring role in new Adidas shoes Carbon technology developed by Carbitex, a Tri-City tech firm, plays a starring role in the latest sneaker release from Adidas. The X Ghosted soccer shoe was released Sept. 1 and retails online for about $225. The X Ghosted boasts a Carbitex “Speedframe,” or carbon plate in…

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Networking – September 2020

Awards & honors Moses Jaraysi, a member of Leadership Tri-Cities’ Class VI, has been selected as the Leadership Tri-Cities 2020 Alumnus of the Year. He was nominated for his commitment to numerous organizations in the Tri-Cities, in addition to Leadership Tri-Cities. Jaraysi has spent countless hours and games teaching his children and the community’s children,…

Business Updates

Business Updates – September 2020

NEW BUSINESSES Our Cookie House, 8530 W. Gage Blvd., Suite D, Kennewick. The shop bakes and sells giant gourmet cookies. Contact: 509-222-4399, À La Mode Spa and Salon, 1295 Fowler St., Suite 2A, Richland. The salon offers massage services and packages, hair, Aveda hair color, manicures, pedicures, spray tanning. Contact: 509-940-2772, Axe KPR…


Business Briefs – August 2020

Kennewick hoteliers add Texas property to portfolio A-1 Hospitality Group, a Kennewick-based hospitality firm, has acquired the management contract for Homewood Suites by Hilton in New Braunfels, Texas, near San Antonio. The 90-suite hotel is the third addition to the A-1 portfolio this year. It previously opened the Courtyard by Marriott in Pasco and the…

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Networking – August 2020

Retirements Julie Richardson, the city of West Richland’s city clerk, retired in July after 19 years of service. She began her career with the city as an administrative assistant in the police department and was promoted to city clerk in 2006. She plans to spend time with her family and grandchildren. Charles McElligott of Rabo…

Business Updates

Business Updates – August 2020

If your business is in Benton or Franklin county and has opened/moved/changed names in the last three months, please complete this form to be included in this listing. NEW LOCATION MOVED Benton Franklin Council of Governments has moved to 587 Stevens Drive, Richland. Contact: 509-943-9185, ADDITIONAL LOCATION Knights Welding Metal Arts has opened a…


Business Briefs – July 2020

Richland taps former employee as next leader A former Richland educator will return as the district’s next superintendent. Shelley Redinger, who led the Spokane School District for the past eight years, is the district’s new choice to succeed longtime superintendent Rick Schulte, who retired June 30. Two prior superintendent picks did not pan out. Redinger…

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Networking – July 2020

NEW HIRES • Danielle Connor has been hired as the Port of Benton’s director of finance/auditor. She graduated from Central Washington University with a bachelor of science in accounting and a master’s of professional accountancy. She is a certified public accountant and has more than 12 years of experience in accounting and systems implementation. Her…


Business Briefs – July 2020

National Realtors group takes temperature on consumer attitudes A majority of people surveyed – 65 percent – who attended an open house within the last year would do so today without hesitation, according to survey data recently released by the National Association of Realtors. The series of surveys, which explored how homebuyers and sellers want…

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